Hotel Ca' Pisani
ABOVE: The altana (a Venetian word for "roof terrace") at the
Location: In the heart of Dorsoduro,
by the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Accademia Bridge. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
You want a stylish four-star boutique hotel away from the crowds, but
near the important tourist sights.
Ca' Pisani is the first "Design Hotel" in Venice. Although it occupies a
14th Century palazzo, the Art Deco-inspired interior is a
recent addition, and much of the furniture dates to the 1930s and 1940s.
(Other aspects of the hotel, such as individually-controlled air
conditioning and free Wi-Fi, are thoroughly 21st Century.)
The 29-room hotel has a roof terrace where you can relax in nice
weather, and the hotel's summertime wine & cheese bar--La
Revista--serves drinks, snacks, and light meals inside or outdoors.
From the Hotel Ca' Pisani, it's only a two- or
three-minute walk to the
which leads toward the
Campo San Stefano, the
Piazza San Marco, and
the city's upscale shopping district. (The hotel itself is on a wide
tree-lined pedestrian street, the Rio Terà Antonio Foscarini, that
runs straight across Dorsoduro from the Grand Canal to the Giudecca
Canal and the Zattere airport-boat landing.
Ca' Pisani is especially handy if you're arriving or
departing on a ship at
the larger of Venice's two cruise terminals.
Line boat stops at Zattere (a few blocks from the hotel) on its
route between the Marittima piers and Venice's
Marco Polo Airport.
In the first image, you can see the Accademia Bridge
crossing the Grand Canal at the top of the frame. Just below the
bridge is one of Venice's most important museums, the Gallerie
dell'Accademia. The Hotel Ca' Pisani is immediately next to the
museum, on a street that runs all the way to the Zattere and the
Giudecca Canal. (At the bottom of the frame, you can see platforms
for water buses and airport boats.)
The second photo is a close-up, with the Gallerie
dell'Accademia barely visible on the right side of the frame. The
Hotel Ca' Pisani is the palazzo next to the Gallerie. (It's
the rose-colored building with three awnings above a central